Double Life

· Razia Book 1 · Sun's Golden Ray Publishing
13 reviews

About this ebook

 Piracy is a game. How much are you worth?

Since she was a little girl, everyone - from her father to the Great Creator himself - told Lyssa Peate the same thing: she's worthless. But when she becomes the pirate bounty hunter Razia, she can see the price tag on her own head. Employed by one of the four pirate syndicates, she uses bank transactions and her considerable wits to capture rival members. At least, she would be if Razia's boss ever gave her a chance. It's a man’s world, and all she’s allowed to hunt are purse snatchers while she languishes on probation.

To pay the bills, she's stuck in her old life as Lyssa, discovering and analyzing distant planets and selling them for cash. She's doing just enough to stay out of trouble, pretending to be continuing her father's mysterious research while away for long periods of time. Her slimy boss is always asking questions and even assigns one of her younger brothers, Vel, to intern with her. Already struggling to keep the balance between her double lives, she tries everything to rid herself of the kid...

...until the universal police mistake Lyssa’s intern for Razia's hostage

Double Life is the first in a four-book, new adult space opera series that readers call "well-written, entertaining, and engaging" with "a healthy dose of snark."

Those that love The Razia Series also love: Space Pirates, Bounty Hunters, Firefly, Cowboy Bebop, Space Westerns, Strong Female Characters, 

Additional Keywords: Colonization, Exploration, Science Fiction Series, Tales, Novel, Family Siblings, New Adult

Ratings and reviews

13 reviews
December 30, 2016
Dr. Lyssandra Peate spends her days as a Deep Space Explorer, excavating planets and exploring the universe. Razia spends her free time as a bounty hunter, chasing down the most wanted pirates in the universe, while trying to avoid being captured herself. Lyssa comes from a large, prestigious family - full of people who hate her. Razia has no family. Lyssa leads a double life, and she is anxiously awaiting the day when she can become simply Razia. I have now read at least part of every series written by S. Usher Evans, and I find it a little funny that her debut novel is the last one that I read. I wish I had picked it up sooner, because Double Life was a really fun ride. Piracy is literally a game in Razia's universe, with four major pirate webs vying for the top spot. Razia is the first (and only) female pirate, and she has to prove her worth time and time again before she is taken seriously. I typically have a hard time connecting with a lot of female characters, but I did like Lyssa/Razia. Of course, there were times when she was stubborn and impulsive to the point of making very dumb decisions. Sometimes I wished she would just take a step back and think for a second before acting out whatever scheme she was cooking up. However, knowing what had happened to her throughout her life, I completely understood why she acted the way she did. The supporting characters were also amazing. I adored Vel and Sage and I really can't wait to see them more in the next book. While I really enjoyed the story and characters of Double Life, there were some things that I did not fully understand. I am still a bit confused about how the pirate web system works. It's a very cool concept, but I don't have a good grasp of all the rules and intricacies of it. I was able to understand more and more as the story progressed, so hopefully that means I will be able to learn more about the pirate webs as I continue with the series. I also don't understand why Lyssa's family hated her so much. I am assuming that I will learn why as I keep reading, but for right now, they just seem like incredibly cruel people. Overall, Double Life was a really fun ride that left me excited and wanting more. I can't wait to continue with the series and have all of my questions answered. I'm really looking forward to seeing where this story takes me!
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Bell XD O
January 18, 2018
Really good. Hated the cliffhanger. Overall worth the read
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Lkaterie Neal
August 12, 2016
Great book. I love the book...
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About the author

 S. Usher Evans is an author, blogger, and witty banter aficionado. Born in a small, suburban town in northwest Florida, she was seventeen before she realized that not all beach sand is white. From a young age, she has always been a long-winded individual, first verbally (to the chagrin of her ever-loving parents) and then eventually channeled into the many novels that dotted her Windows 98 computer in the early 2000's. After high school, she got the hell outta dodge and went to school near the nation's capital, where she somehow landed jobs at National Geographic, Discovery Channel, and the British Broadcasting Corporation, capping off her educational career with delivering the commencement address to 20,000 of her closest friends. She determined she'd goofed off long enough with that television nonsense and got a "real job" as an IT consultant. Yet she continued to write, developing 20 page standard operating procedures and then coming home to write novels about bounty hunters, teenage magic users, and other nonsense. After a severe quarter life crisis at age 27, she decided to finally get a move on and share those novels with the world in hopes that she will never have to write another SOP again.

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